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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Best of Mackinac & Cheboygan

- March 26th, 2012  

CHEBOYGAN AND MACKINAC serve as the corridor to the north. Surrounded by water, woods and chocked full of history, it’s the last stop before folks say ‘Ya’ to da U.P. But this region is more than a pit stop for visitors, it’s home to eclectic shops, cool hangouts, good food and plenty of spirits.
Here’s what our readers voted to be the best in these destination towns.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Inn Between
20-something hangout: Dixie Saloon
Live music: Black Mountain
Happy hour: Key Hole Bar
Brew pub: Cheboygan Brewery
Place to meet singles: Dixie Saloon
Place for a first date: Black Mountain

SHOPPING

Independent apparel: Black, White & More
Men’s store: Mackinaw Outfitters
Place for chocolate: Drost’s Chocolates
New store: Grow Fast Gardens
Jewelry store: Reusch Jewelry
Eclectic Gifts store: Blooming Ideas

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: Audies
Wine tasting destination: Carnegie House
Lunch: Pauly Joe’s
Bar food: Dirty Duck
Breakfast: Alices
Family restaurant: Village Inn
Gourmet restaurant: Pier 33
New restaurant: Pier 33
Appetizers/small plates:
Salads: Mulligan’s
Pizza: Mama Mia’s
Outdoor deck scene: Inn Between
Coffee Hangout: Your Spirit
Burger: Black Mountain
Seafood: Rusty Anchor
Steak: Carriage House
Desserts: Audies
Pasta: Vivio’s

 
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